FRC Canadian Rockies Regional – Event Info

2018 FRC Canadian Rockies Regional

2018 Competition April 4th to 7th, 2018

Genesis Centre – 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE #10, Calgary, AB T3J 0C9



Wednesday, April 4
6:00PM-8:00PM      5 Team Reps to Load In

Thursday, April 5
7:45AM      5 Team Reps to Load In
8:30AM      Pits, Machine Shop, Registration and Inspection Open
9:00AM-11:00AM      Driver’s Meeting, Field Open for Measurement and Calibration
11:00AM-12:00PM      Lunch
12:00PM-6:30PM      Practice Matches
8:00PM      Pits and Machine Shop Close

Friday, April 6
8:00AM      Pits and Machine Shop Open
8:30AM-9:00AM      Opening Ceremonies
9:00AM-12:00PM     Qualification Matches
9:00AM-4:00PM      Technology Row
10:00AM-4:00PM      FIRST Tech Challenge Demonstration
12:00PM-1:00PM      Lunch
1:00PM-4:00PM      Scholarship Row
1:00PM-5:45PM      Qualification Matches
5:45PM-6:15PM      Awards Ceremony
6:30PM      ** Pits and Machine Shop Close immediately following Awards Ceremony
6:30PM-8:30PM      Team Social

Saturday, April 7
8:00AM      Pits and Machine Shop Open
8:30AM-9:00AM      Opening Ceremonies
9:00AM-12:15PM      Qualification Matches
9:00AM-4:00PM      Technology Row
10:00AM-1:00PM      FIRST LEGO League, Jr. and FIRST LEGO League Demonstration
10:00AM-4:00PM      FIRST Tech Challenge Demonstration
12:15PM-12:30PM      Alliance Selections
12:30PM-1:30PM      Lunch
1:30PM-4:30PM      Playoff Matches
4:30PM-6:00PM      Awards Ceremony
6:30PM      Pits Close

**Schedule subject to change. All times are estimated based on flow of rounds. See Pit Administration table for updated times.

General Event Information

This page contains general information for the public and for teams about the event itself. We’ll be continuously updating this page as the regional approaches, so please check back regularly for current information.

If you are looking for Travel, Location, Parking, or Accommodation information please see the Travel Info page:
FRC Canadian Rockies Regional – Travel Info

About the Competition

The 2018 FRC Western Canada Regional will feature an international selection of over 40 teams from Canada, the USA, Mexico, Germany, and Turkey. As Alberta’s top level youth robotics tournament, this high-tech sporting event is exciting and energetic as our participants compete in a complex STEM challenge.

FIRST Power Up

This year’s FRC Challenge is FIRST® POWER UPSM

Tune in to the Game Announcement and Kickoff on January 6, 2018!


Team Robot Load-in

Teams can load in their bots after 6:00pm on Wednesday April 4th or after 7:45am on Thursday April 5th.


Public General Admission: Free
Daily Hours

Spectators are welcome to come catch the live action 9:00am  to  6:00pm Friday April 6th and Saturday April 7th!

Additional On-Site Activities/Amenities
Technology Row Exhibition

Like-minded companies, organizations and educational institutions will be showcased on the East side of the upper Mezzanine

Be sure to test your programming skills at the CanCode booth!

Robotics Demonstrations

Robotics demonstrations for FTC, FLL, and FLL Jr. will be showcasing the different levels of FIRST programs

If you’re interested in robotics programs, this will be a great time to learn about the various levels of FIRST, see the robots in action, and interact with the students who built them.




Concert style t-shirts, hoodies, hats and a variety of other items will be for sale on site at our swag shop!

Pre-purchase of some of these limited items will be for sale online shortly.